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in the united states. steve also was the coleader last year with former secretary of defense, bill perry with an assessment of the 2010th quadrennial defense review that seems like 100 years ago already in time so we time so we knew it fiscal issues the deficit debate was far different than in the aftermath of the n-november of a drug revolution when the tea party came to town and everything else happened has been subsequently what would like to do this morning is to begin by myself posing some questions to each of the panelists to frame the discussion and then of course go to you because we are fortunate enough to have television coverage today. when we go to the crowd, please identify yourself, wait for a microphone and ask a short question cannot be specific about who you are addressing it to if you would. i want to begin with alice because i think for a number of reasons that brought perspective on what this recent to accomplish is worth to understand before you get into specifics about its implications might eat maybe what they should be or should not be for the broader national sec
, it was a struggle. let me start by apologizing to the panelists and especially to steve. unfortunately, i know exactly how to make sure that this event gets zero coverage. and the way to do it is to emphasize this is a very positive story about a $7 billion program that enrolls 900,000 preschoolers, and in washington, good stories just don't sell. so this is a great story. it's a story of scholarly research that showed that head start should be able to produce bigger and more lasting impact on development children than it was typically doing. it's a story of a committee of professionals called somewhat strangely, the committee on redesignation of the head start, that was appointed by republican administration and requirements passed by a democratically controlled congress, and they produce a report offering clear and compelling recommendations about how to improve head start. it's a story of a democratic administration that decided to touch the third rail of american preschool programs, and develop a creative regulation to implement and actually improve the committee's recommendations for refo
and discussion. at that point everyone on the panel will engage the questions. the last speaker is steve schier, he has wrote on the presidency and various presidents, and he asked to be last assuring -- see, he's laughing already -- assuring me in eight to ten minutes, he could wrap it all up and provide a satisfying conclusion to what we've done. okay. give us some satisfaction. >> oh my. oh my. [laughter] >> well, i've been sandbagged. i'd like to thank you for having me to arkansas. i flew through snowstorm in minneapolis to get here. now i'm besieged by thunderstorms. i hope it's back to minnesota, and because they have been very helpful to me in the last couple of days. one of my book projects involves figures out how the american political system was dysfunctional. they have given me both loads of evidence. and i'm -- alex just this morning sprung one on me with ideological war machines. i can work than. what an image. right, sunshine in her comments athought was very helpful in describing the relationship between microtargetting and governance. something i hadn't fully developed in my m
to that decision to downgrade the u.s. rating. steve, a democrat in florida. steve, you're on the air, go ahead. steve? >> caller: hello, i'm there. >> host: all right. we're listening. >> caller: all right. i have two questions. number one, ms.roth, you're referring to a lot of cutbacks on federal regulations on business, on corporations. >> guest: yes. >> caller: what if we were to cut the corporate income tax rate down to 14% because much of the larger corporations don't pay more than 14% anyway, and as a counterbalance, repeal the law that enables the corporations to take their operations overseas. i heard that the reason why they do this is to prevent double taxations. you know, if a corporation is not providing jobs for americans, why would that be our problem, and the other thing i wanted to ask is when the market was going down yesterday, i was listening to a show that was saying that a lot of people are taking their money out of stocks and purchasing u.s. treasuries because that was the, i guess, at least equals. wouldn't that be a good thing? i'll go offline to listen to your comments
at the aspen institute. and this session is entitled what's next for the internet, and, um, steve jobs once said if you want to predict the future, the best way to predict the future is to invent it. and these three gentlemen have all had something to do with the creation of the internet and post-internet. our illustrious ceo, walter izaakson, back when he was editor at "time" in 1994 released pathfinder which is still out there today. ev williams, co-founders and co-creators of blogger and twitter, both of those inveptions will be -- inventions we'll be feeling the repercussions of that for another generation at least. so without further ado, walter izaakson, biz stone and -- >> okay, can you put your name tags back on so i can remember that? >> doesn't matter. >> doesn't matter? okay. by the way, we are actually going to start with a piece of news about the future of the internet and, seriously, a significant piece of news. these are the co-founders of twitter, and they have something to announce today. biz, you want to start? >> sure. we, evan and i and our longtime collaborator jason go
. >> i am steve adler of reuters. we have 3,000 journalists around the world and we invest in investigative journalism but that is not my question. >> i have never heard of you. [laughter] >> my question is this. if we had four, 25-year-olds on the stage who were active in social media with this conversation sound different? some of what is going on involves a change in the way information is shared and disseminated and thought about in the world today and establishment view points around how to do this responsibly is not in the air right now. i wonder if you would comment on the generational cultural changes affecting how we should be thinking of this. >> this hooks up nicely -- i am doing my best here. it links up nicely with jeff's point about even president obama who has been an avatar of transparency relating to that, once he has the mantle of commander-in-chief on he has to play his role and tighten up in ways you can understand. he has a big burden to protect us and that is why he resolve things in a different way which is good. why there needs to be other people in
. >> it's time to get started. [inaudible conversations] steve, sit, please. i, again, have the honor of introducing the lunchon speakers. we are privileged to have robert reischauer, the public trustees the social security and medicare system for three years or more than three years, these slots are vacant and fortunately for all of us, bob and chuck have been selected. as everybody knows, bob has a long career in public policy. he was the directer of the congressional budget office and is now president of the urban institute. chuck started in a strange direction as a ph.d. in quantum chemistry from berkley, but then was on the hill and president bush's national economic council and now research fellow at the hoover institution. they were chosen for their high level experience, their acute policy insight, and for their many talents, not the least of which a rare ability to command respect across the policy spectrum. chuck will talk about social security. bob has a harder job of talking about medicare. they are both delighted to take questions at the end of their remarks, so let's wel
conference coming up on c-span with steve latourette at 1:30 eastern. on c-span2 in just a couple of minutes it will get underway a conference on retirement, and you're going to hear from treasury department's official involved in helping to implement the 2010 health care law and promoting retirement savings. this is an event being hosted in washington by the boston college center for retirement research and should get underway shortly. taking you back live to the national press club, even with boston college on research expected to get underway shortly. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] mark iwry is the assistant treasury for the health policy and he will be speaking here of the national press club in washington at an event hosted by the boston college center for retirement research. mr. iwry was involved and helping implement a 2010 health care law and pushing policies aimed at increasing retirement savings. it should get under way shortly. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] if [inaudible [inaudible conv
that you are not on vacation like other people are supposed to be. i am steve mcdonald of the effort programs and the project leadership ability at the woodrow wilson center. we are happy to host this event this morning working in partnership with the state department. glad to see you are out. it is a subject of interest. the woodrow wilson center is the memorial to former president woodrow wilson and was established in 1968 and the reason is to bring ideas and policy together so this is a good example of that, bringing significant american policy figure, u.s. ambassador to the democratic republic of congo to interact with you and the public. the public's fear. that the arab spring turned into summer and libya slips further into chaos and egypt is on tenterhooks iraq and afghanistan visit sustained challenges with freestanding democracies. south sudan is fraught with questions of violence and even london facing rioting and mayhem. not much space in the media or consciousness for another crisis or conflict. yet one other country that was long off the world rate our garner's attention
. that has to be avoided at all costs. the way to do that, steve takoma is that we want to do everything we can to recognize this is an international problem we need to get financed ministers together, to coordinate growth-oriented policies so we did not choke growth with these rising prices. the prices will take money out pockets of consumers. they will be spending less. we want to make sure no one reacts in an inappropriate way, and this learns the lessons of the 1970's. we did not want the central bank of england to start raising rates in anticipation that says gone to have an inflation impact. we want to coordinate this, and i would also have ready? i would not propose it yet -- since then by policies to ask congress to lower payroll taxes for employers and employees. i would be prepared to suspend the major budget cutting tax increasing initiatives we've been talking about in association with the debt limit, which we dealt with a couple of months ago. i would have them ready, because we did not aggravate an already bad problem. on the inflation side, there's no reason to think we're go
. >> [laughter] >> i'm steve adler and i'm remembered and chief by reuters and by the way we have 3,000 journalists around the world and we do invest heavily in investigative journalism but that's not my question. >> i've never heard of you. [laughter] >> but my question is this, if we had four 25 years old up on the stage who were very active in social media would this conversation sound different? and the reason i'm asking the question it seems what some of it is going on is the a major change in the way information is being shared and disseminated and being thought about in the world today. and the -- and some other kind of establishment viewpoints about how do we do this responsibly is probably what's not in the air now. and i wonder if you would just comment on the generational and cultural changes that have occurred that are affecting about how we should be thinking about this? >> i think this hooks up nicely with -- >> you're closer to that. >> i'm doing my best, jerry. [laughter] >> but time keeps ticking. it links up nicely with jeff's point about -- i think it was jeff's p
you, mr. offutt very much for that very helpful statement. mr. steve roe vice president of the brotherhood of locomotive engineers. >> good morning, chairman rockefeller and ranking member such son and members of the committee. as chairman rockefeller stated i'm steve bruno. vice president of the locomotive engineers and train men, which is a part of the teamsters. my comments will be submitted for the record. everyone acknowledges that our nation's infrastructure is in dire need of repair and expansion. the safety of the traveling public and the jobs created by funding and maintenance, by funding the our struck tuck for everyone affected and nation as a whole. >> twice as much as 5% of the gdp and china invests 9% or three times as much as the united states relative to gdp. america badly needs the economic boost infrastructure investment provides. private investment dollars sit idle on the sidelines while unemployment subornly remains near record levels. infrastructure investment is a proven economic stimulator and a job creator and it is an investment in the future of
wanted to say that we've seen steve jobs to step down as ceo of apple to become chairman. he's the only person that's never been able to actually merge the two worlds with an artists eye, as well as the definition of what grade engineering is. i'm sure that he and the company will do well in the future. from my perspective, that's the perfect example of the kind of union that we should see in the future in other companies and collaborations. from my perspective again, this is the first time in the lecture has been given by someone not employed in broadcast or production. i'm not sure whether it means the bar has been raised or lowered, but i'll do my best. it's an honor to be here as i said as an outsider when he spoke here two years ago, james murdoch described himself as the crazy relative that everyone is is embarrassed by. i guess i wondered what he's saying now. but if james, if james is the family outcast, i'm not sure what that makes me. right, am i geek in the corner. is this -- am i the alien species, am i the android? am i this? you know, you get the idea. don't worry, i promi
steve you're a conservative. how does that work? it's amazing. he said because i had a little permit course from him and some of the folks who helped her with talking about the dramatic technological advances made in ethanol to make it more competitive and make it a product we can actually compete on the market. every time i meet with a group of ethanol folks i say you guys do as bad of a job as anyone i've seen. everywhere you go, whether new hampshire, south carolina, to this, pennsylvania, ethanol is a boondoggle. it's an energy consumer, this, that. they say he know that was true back when i was voting against it in the ethanol subsidies back in the 90s, when basically people produce ethanol, but it's not true anymore. and so i stood up in that i feel like an aa meeting. i'm going to vote against ethanol subsidies, so i did because it's the kind they did make sense. but he credited the industry, they've done a lot to improve the efficiency and technology and i knew i was on the right track racing ethanol as a viable source, that al gore came back and said it wasn't. so that confi
: oh, good morning, steve. thanks, c-span and everybody that works there. i have several points. i live in a small community. we have a town probably 20 miles from here. it's called boine city. they're going to be building a factory that produces surgical instruments. they're based, i think, out of sue saint marie, michigan but there's also some very negatives. i had my wages slashed, a summer job i had. i worked in education by $1.50 an hour down to $10 an hour. that's not a positive. and there's really no recourse. >> host: so, cathy, tie that in to the president's three-day bus tour through the midwest. caller: -- >> caller: why doesn't he come to smaller communities in lewis michigan, and a tribal land where you have tribal land up here in emmett county. it's really -- the truth is that it's -- most often it's a very set of factories that supports communities like this. it isn't just -- >> host: it's also a big tourist town, isn't it. >> caller: tourism doesn't pay high wages. maybe for the business owners, for some of them but not for the general worker, the every day person. no,
approach the task, and i'm sure we'll continue to express that opinion. steve? it's been a long time. >> yeah. >> i was waiting on the debt deficit thing. >> god bless. >> [inaudible] >> i believe they discussed the wto process. not that i'm aware of. >> the administration's had increasing pressure on the hill and from the distance to do more to punish syria related to escalation of the crack down. is the white house considering further sanctions, perhaps measures to punish bond firms in syria and that kind of thing? >> i can tell you we are looking at ways to increase the pressure. the images coming out of syria, of the government's brutality against its own people are appalling and demonstrates the true character of the regime. president hasad showed he's uncapable of caring of the grievances of the people. it puts him on the wrong side of his people. he is not indispensable, and the u.s. has nothing up vested in hasad remaining in power. we do not want him in syria for stable's sake and view him as the cause of instability in syria. he is assuring he and his regime will be left in
. their other states and steve if you want to talk a little bit about that word is then done in a much more i don't want to say congenial but perhaps less conflict ridden arena, does it matter? does everybody get to the same place at the end of the day? are the reforms the same or are we seeing a convergence there? >> it is hard -- two states i mentioned that a been fairly successful in the last year at getting union and states to sit down and agree would be vermont and delaware. now, both have democratic governors. but, vermont started their reforms a year ago when they had a republican governor. and, you know maybe it is because the states are relatively small and a cumbre stations are a lot more intimate. somebody in vermont told me, actually it was the former governor, said that it is very likely your next-door neighbor is a teacher or a firefighter, so you can personalize the debate a little bit more and you can visualize that we are talking about your neighbor here whereas in larger states it is harder to do that. at any rate, in those days they were determined, to governors, shaman in
witness is mr. steve larsen who is director of the centers for consumer information, an insurance oversight or the cchio with the centers for medicare and medicaid services. prior to his current position, mr. larsen served as director of the division of insurance oversight at cchio. welcome, mr. larsen. you will have 5 minutes to present your testimony. thank you. >> good morning, chairwoman ellmers, ranking member majors and members of the subcommittee. thank you for the opportunity to discuss how the affordable care act is improving the affordibility, accessibility and the quality of health insurance available to small businesses and their employees. providing and maintaining health insurance coverage for employees has been a challenge for small businesses for many years. states have struggled for decades, really, to improve their small group health insurance market, and i know this from my many years of experiences, insurance commissioner in the state of maryland. small businesses pay significantly more than large firms for the same health insurance policy. some estimates put t
in the world right now are created by the very brands. i just don't think -- i think there's one person, steve jobs, who is a unique blend of chromosomes, who can get unique touch with a person like martha, to get in touch. we hear 3d movies aren't doing well. four out of five households make less than $55,000 a year in this country. if you don't think that's an interesting way to live, try doing it for some of you that don't. they can't afford 3d. hollywood is starting to flounder. it would be interesting to bring it back if sony teamed up with google to really improve their user experience, or teamed up with disney, or teamed up with a content company that knows how to entertain. and use navigation. because i can't find half of the things that i hear about. i'm in the business. i think those are the two trends that we're going to start to see. better user experience and actually going out and teaching people how to do it. >> great. something about -- we all touched on this a little bit. i do work in the video space. it might be self-serving. the whole concept of how we are consuming. i'm a c
-founder of inside venture partners, and this session is entitled "what's next for the internet." and, um, steve jobs once said if you want to predict the future, the best way to predict the future is to invent it. and these three gentlemen have all had something to do with the creation of the internet and post-internet. you are illustrious ceo, walter isaacson back when he was at time as editor in if 1994 released one of the very first internet portals called path finder which is still out there today. biz stone and ev williams, co-founders of blogger and twitter, both of those inventions will be, we'll be feeling the repercussions of that for another generation at least. so without further ado, walter isaacson, biz stone and ev williams. [applause] >> thank you, biz, thank you, ev, for -- i'm sorry, say that again? >> [inaudible] >> okay. can you put your name tag back on so i can remember that? >> doesn't matter. >> doesn't matter? okay. by the way, we are actually going to start with a piece of news. about the future of the internet and, seriously, a significant piece of news. these are the co-fo
eye's view on this and eric, you're pretty close -- steve, you're pretty close to what happened here. >> the initial memo came about, frankly, as a lot of discussion in the campaign. >> uh-huh. >> and the president agreed that if people are strictly complying with state medical marijuana laws, it shouldn't be a federal enforcement priority. the problem was, most of the medical marijuana laws at that time were kind of the -- what we had in colorado, the grow your own caretaker sort of thing. we did not have the dispensary on every corner model. we moved to that, other states are -- have moved to it or are contemplating moving to it and i'll tell you what's going on in ombcp. they're nervous at heck of that handout. the rate of teenage use of marijuana and the only thing that's changed in the market is the medical marijuana phenomenon. the teenage use of marijuana is increasing significantly. and i know for a fact they don't want to be responsible for returns to 1979 levels of marijuana use in this country. that's what's going and the justice department said, hey, wait a minute, and is
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